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Spider-Man Spinoff ‘Sinister Six’ Names Director

Spider-Man Spinoff ‘Sinister Six’ Names Director

Link: Drew Goddard also is writing the film, which will focus on the villains of the Spider-Man universe.read more
Aspiring Australian Filmmakers Offered New Fellowship Program

Aspiring Australian Filmmakers Offered New Fellowship Program

From: Australians In Film, Village Roadshow and Animal Logic are teaming up to provide internships at their L.A. offices with work in feature development, acquisitions, packaging and production.read more
Senators suffer 6th straight loss in Dallas

Senators suffer 6th straight loss in Dallas

Trevor Daley and Jamie Benn scored third-period goals to help the Dallas Stars rally for a 3-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday.Dallas snapped a four-game losing streak (0-3-1) and sent the Senators to their sixth consecutive defeat (0-5-1), tying Ottawa's longest skid this season.Jordie Benn had two assists for the Stars. Cody Eakin had tied the game with a second-period goal. Kari Lehtonen made 26 saves in his second game since returning from a head injury sustained on March 11 in Dallas' previous victory.Erik Karlsson netted Ottawa's goal in the first period.Daley's goal, following a brief power play, came after Senators goalie Robin Lehner stopped Colton Sceviour's shot. Dallas' Ray Whitney retrieved the puck and passed it to Daley.Jamie Benn reached 30 goals for the first time in his five NHL seasons.He took a pass from Tyler Seguin at the top of the left circle and fired a shot into the upper left corner of the net.Leaner made 39 saves against Dallas, which had a 42-27 shots advantage.Dallas outshot Ottawa 17-7 in the first period, but the Senators scored the only goal.Colin Greening made a pass from the top of the right circle to the high slot to Erik Karlsson, who fired a shot past Lehtonen at 3:27.Dallas failed to score on three power plays in the second but the Stars broke through during 4-on-4 play with 4:53 left in the period.Lehner stopped Valeri Nichushkin's attempt as he skated across the crease, but Eakin poked the rebound out from under the goalie to tie it.
Senators, Avalanche aim to rebound from collapses

Senators, Avalanche aim to rebound from collapses

The Colorado Avalanche and Ottawa Senators both suffered defensive collapses their last time out.The result might prove much more costly for the Senators, who continue to slide further away from a playoff spot.Ottawa tries to bounce back from a stunning defeat when it hosts Colorado on Sunday (5 p.m. ET).The Senators (28-25-13) have dropped six of eight and are six points behind Philadelphia for the second wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference. They squandered a three-goal lead Saturday at Montreal, giving up three unanswered goals in the final 3:22 of the third en route to a 5-4 overtime loss.David Desharnais forced the extra period with a power-play goal with one second left."I don't really know what to say," said Marc Methot, who ranks second among Ottawa defenseman on the season with a plus-1 rating but is minus-5 over his last six games. "It felt like we were in control, even in the third period. We weren't playing on our heels, at least for a good amount of it."Francis Bouillon beat Robin Lehner for the winner at 1:26 of overtime, marking his only goal in 40 contests this season. But Lehner - who made 43 saves while starting in place of Craig Anderson, who suffered a shoulder injury in Monday's loss to Nashville - was irate afterward. He and teammates protested that he froze the puck before it came free and found Bouillon's stick.Captain Jason Spezza said officials told him the play wasn't whistled dead because the building was too loud.'I'm confused'"I have no idea what that means," coach Paul MacLean said. "That's the explanation we got. I'm confused."Sitting in second place in the Central Division, the Avalanche (43-19-5) might be more poised to bounce back from their own deflating defeat. All of Anaheim's goals in a 6-4 home loss to the Ducks on Friday came in the second period. It marked the most goals allowed in a period by the franchise since the Quebec Nordiques surrendered seven in the second period of a 7-5 loss to Pittsburgh on Feb. 27, 1995.Semyon Varlamov allowed five goals during an 8:45 stretch before being pulled in favour of Jean-Sebastien Giguere. Varlamov had posted a 2.16 goals-against average and .939 save percentage over his previous seven starts."We couldn't stop the bleeding," coach Patrick Roy said. "Look at the fifth goal. It hit the backboards and goes in."Colorado scored three times in the second, including two goals from Jamie McGinn after he had scored just once over his previous 12 games. Gabriel Landeskog also recorded a goal and an assist, ending a five-game stretch without a point that matched the second-longest of his career.Paul Stastny was sidelined for a third straight game (back) and is day-to-day.The Avalanche's 18 road points (9-3-0) since Jan. 11 are the league's second-most during that span.Colorado won a 4-3 meeting in overtime at home on Jan. 8 for its sixth straight victory in the series. Tyson Barrie scored 33 seconds into overtime, while Stastny recorded a goal and two assists. Landeskog was credited with a career-high three assists and also had a goal and an assist in a 7-1 victory on Oct. 13, 2011.
Grant Lawrence, J.B. MacKinnon up for B.C. Book Prizes

Grant Lawrence, J.B. MacKinnon up for B.C. Book Prizes

Author J.B. MacKinnon, CBC broadcaster Grant Lawrence and artist Julie Morstad are among the latest nominees for the annual B.C. Book Prizes.Organizers unveiled today the writers and illustrators nominated for the 30th edition of the literary honour.The Once and Future World by J.B. MacKinnon looks at how nature has changed over the centuries, as has our perception of it, and considers how we might encourage a "rewilding" of our planet. It has also been a contender for non-fiction honours from the Writers' Trust of Canada and the Charles Taylor Foundation. (Writers' Trust of Canada)The 100-Mile Diet co-author MacKinnon is a finalist in the non-fiction category for his latest work The Once and Future World: Nature As It Was, As It Is, As It Could Be.The book was previously a contender for similar national honours, including the RBC Taylor Prize, the B.C. National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction and the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction.David Stouck earned nominations in two categories for his book Arthur Erickson: An Architect's Life, vying in both the non-fiction and the regional prize categories.CBC Radio host Lawrence earned a nod in the booksellers' choice category (which acknowledges a book's public appeal, initiative, design, production and content) for his hockey memoir The Lonely End of the Ring: Confessions of a Reluctant Goalie.Award-winning artist Morstad is a nominee in the illustrated children's literature category for her childhood-inspired book How To. It was among the finalists for the Governor General's Literary Awards last fall.Winners in each of the seven categories will be unveiled at a Vancouver gala on May 3 presided over by B.C. Lieutenant Govenor Judith Guichon.The complete list of nominees:Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize:Théodora Armstrong, Clear Skies, No Wind, 100% Visibility. Janie Chang, Three Souls. Cynthia Flood, Red Girl Rat Boy. Ashley Little, Anatomy of a Girl Gang. Kathryn Para, Lucky. Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize (contributes most to the enjoyment and understanding of British Columbia):Sean Kheraj, Inventing Stanley Park: An Environmental History. Rolf Knight, Voyage Through the Past Century. David Stouck, Arthur Erickson: An Architect’s Life. Graeme Truelove, Svend Robinson: A Life in Politics. Robin K. Wright, Daina Augaitis (eds), with Haida Advisors Robert Davidson and James Hart, Charles Edenshaw. Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize:Arno Kopecky, The Oil Man and the Sea: Navigating the Northern Gateway. J.B. MacKinnon, The Once and Future World: Nature As It Was, As It Is, As It Could Be. Bev Sellars, They Called Me Number One: Secrets and Survival at an Indian Residential School. Jane Silcott, Everything Rustles. David Stouck, Arthur Erickson: An Architect’s Life. Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize:Jordan Abel, The Place of Scraps. Catherine Greenwood, The Lost Letters. Jennica Harper, Wood. Renée Sarojini Saklikar, children of air india: un/authorized exhibits and interjections. Russell Thornton, Birds, Metals, Stones and Rain. Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize:Not Your Typical Dragon, by Dan Bar-el, illustrated by Tim Bowers. Wild Berries, by and illustrated by Julie Flett. When I Was Eight, by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard. The Great Bear Sea: Exploring the Marine Life of a Pacific Paradise, by Ian McAllister and Nicholas Read, illustrated by Ian McAllister. How To, by and illustrated by Julie Morstad. Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize:Becky Citra, If Only. Ari Goelman, The Path of Names. Silvana Goldemberg, Victoria. Ashley Little, The New Normal. Robin Stevenson, Record Breaker. Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award (public appeal, initiative, design, production, and content):Jesse Donaldson, This Day in Vancouver. Grant Lawrence, The Lonely End of the Rink: Confessions of a Reluctant Goalie. Michael Layland, The Land of Heart’s Delight: Early Maps and Charts of Vancouver Island. Roy Henry Vickers and Robert Budd, Raven Brings the Light. Paula Wild, The Cougar: Beautiful, Wild and Dangerous.
Raptors continue to compete with ‘playoff’ attitude

Raptors continue to compete with ‘playoff’ attitude

Despite a narrow loss to their lone challenger in the Atlantic, the Toronto Raptors remain in control of their destiny as they pursue their second division title.The sputtering Detroit Pistons will likely have to resolve their road woes to find themselves in the post-season for the first time in five years.Toronto looks for its 15th home victory in 19 tries Wednesday night when it hosts Detroit.The Raptors (35-27) had won nine of 11 prior to Monday's 101-97 loss at second-place Brooklyn, trimming their lead to three games. Toronto was 6 of 23 from 3-point range after shooting 43.2 per cent from deep over its previous six games. The Raptors, who haven't reached the playoffs since 2008 and won their only division title a year earlier, had hit 10 or more 3-pointers four times during that six-game stretch.Kyle Lowry scored 21 while DeMar DeRozan was just 3 for 9 with 14 points."It was playoff type of basketball with physicality. I've said it forever that we have to get ready to play that style of basketball," coach Dwane Casey said. "We had three big time turnovers because they got into us at the end of the game."A return home for three games should serve the Raptors well. They've won 14 of 18 in Toronto after starting the season 4-8 there.Toronto will be looking for its fourth win in five meetings with Detroit (25-39) after a 112-91 home victory on Jan. 8. Lowry's 21 points led four players with at least 16. DeRozan scored 19 on 3-of-15 shooting but was 13 of 16 from the free-throw line.That marked the last loss during a season-worst six-game skid for the Pistons, who avoided a fourth straight loss and won for the fourth time in 14 games with a 99-89 victory over Sacramento on Tuesday. Josh Smith scored 24 while Rodney Stuckey added 23 to help Detroit move within three games of eighth-place Atlanta.However, Detroit is still 8-16 over its last 24, with just two of those victories coming against teams over .500.The Pistons have also dropped nine straight on the road since beating Washington on Jan. 18. It's their longest road slide since losing 11 in a row from Feb. 23-April 5, 2011, with opponents shooting 49.9 per cent and scoring 112 or more seven times in that span.Twelve of Detroit's remaining 18 games are on the road."We're concentrating on feeling more comfortable and we're also trying to play for something," Smith said. "I don't want to sit home in April and think about what I could have done."Smith is averaging just 12.3 points on 35.3 per cent shooting over his last eight games in Toronto.
Sony Animation Sets Slate: ‘Smurfs’, ‘Transylvania 2,’ More (Exclusive)

Sony Animation Sets Slate: ‘Smurfs’, ‘Transylvania 2,’ More (Exclusive)

Watch Video Sarah Jones' Father: Tearful Tribute at Memorial Rally More than 500 people gathered at the DGA headquarters to remember camera operator Sarah Jones, who was killed while working on the set of "Midnight Rider." RelatedSarah Jones Tribute from the Society of Camera Operators' Lifetime Achievement Awards On Set Safety Concerns Rise After the Accidental Death of Sarah Jones MORE VIDEOS Watch Video 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' TV Spot 3 Marvel teases a little more of the chaos created by the Winter Soldier/Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) in their third TV spot. The film directed by Anthony Russo is set to hit theaters on April 4. Related'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' 4 Minute Preview Trailer 'Under the Skin' Trailer MORE VIDEOS Watch Video 'Big Significant Things' Trailer Craig (Harry Lloyd) lies to his girlfriend so he can go on a road trip by himself in Bryan Reisberg's comedy. The film from Uncorked Productions is set to premiere at the SXSW Film Festival. RelatedWhistleblower Edward Snowden Speaks at SXSW Panel 'Home' Sneak Peek MORE VIDEOS
‘True Detective’ Producer Claims He Was Unfairly Axed From Harrison Ford Movie ‘Adaline’

‘True Detective’ Producer Claims He Was Unfairly Axed From Harrison Ford Movie ‘Adaline’

View post: Anonymous Content CEO Steve Golin says Lakeshore Entertainment didn't have an unfettered and indiscriminate right to remove him from the forthcoming film.read more
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei headlines 3rd Vancouver Biennale

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei headlines 3rd Vancouver Biennale

Ai Weiwei, Jonathan Borofsky, and Brazilian twins Os Gemeos are among the major international artists taking part in the 2014-2016 Vancouver Biennale.The organization celebrates art of all disciplines in public spaces and over the next two years will install 30 public works of art throughout the Lower Mainland.In 2010, the biennale brought Yue Minjun's A-mazing Laughter —14 bronze sculptures of men laughing— to Vancouver as a temporary installation; it later became a permanent installation in English Bay after a $1.5 million donation by Lululemon founder Chip Wilson.The creator of the A-mazing Laughter sculpture Yue Mimjun decided he wanted the statues to remain in a public space in Vancouver after seeing photos of visitors interacting with them. (Steve Lus/CBC)Art enthusiasts will also have a chance to check out work from the 92 artists-in-residents who will spend four to six weeks in Vancouver, creating pieces on the theme of Open Borders/Vancouver Crossroads.One of the artists, Brazil's Marcelo Moscheta, along with Biennale founder Barrie Mowatt spoke with CBC Radio's Rick Cluff on The Early Edition about the new residency program.Moscheta and five other artists from Brazil are currently working on art to go on display in the Brazilian pavilion in North Vancouver.
Captain Kirk actor Chris Pine charged with DUI

Captain Kirk actor Chris Pine charged with DUI

Chris Pine, known for playing Captain Kirk in the rebooted Star Trek film series, has been charged with drunken driving in New Zealand. (Koji Sasahara/Associated Press)Hollywood actor Chris Pine, known for playing Captain Kirk in the Star Trek movies, has been charged with drunken driving in New Zealand.The 33-year-old American is due to make his first court appearance in the case on Monday, court officials said Wednesday.New Zealand Police said in a statement that a 33-year-old American was charged March 1 with driving with a blood-alcohol level over the legal limit, which in New Zealand is .08 percent. Police did not name the man, but said he was stopped during a routine early-morning check near the South Island town of Methven.Pine's agent and publicist could not be reached immediately Wednesday for comment.Pine has been in New Zealand filming the movie Z for Zachariah, which is due for release next year. Much of the filming has taken place on the South Island's picturesque Banks Peninsula.Casey Crawford, manager of the Blue Pub, a Methven bar, told Christchurch newspaper The Press that Pine was attending a celebration at the bar on the night of Feb. 28 to mark the end of filming and was accompanied by his Icelandic girlfriend, Iris Bjork Johannesdottir.Pine was drinking beer and did not appear intoxicated before leaving at about 2:30 a.m., Crawford said, adding that Pine had obliged locals who wanted their photo taken with him."He looked like he just wanted to spend time with his partner," Crawford told the newspaper.Crawford said the party was well-controlled. "Chris was really good. They were a good crowd, the whole lot of them," he said.Crawford said the bar offered patrons transportation home.In addition to playing Capt. James T. Kirk, Pine also played Jack Ryan in the movie Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.
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